East London’s Tech City is the largest hub for technology in Europe, but the tech sector is short of the talent it requires. At the same time, London’s communities surrounding Tech City are amongst the poorest in the country.
The Tech City Fellowship will fund young people from London’s poorer communities through a coding boot camp - the fastest, most direct route into work in Tech City. Within 6 months, young people going through the scheme can be earning a starting salary of £32k.
This is how the course works.
We are looking for investors to finance the loan scheme, and for donors to help support the running of the Fellowship.
Read about the very first Fellow Simon Legg, currently on the Makers Academy course on his blog.
Once they have been in a job for 6 months, Fellows will start paying back their loan. So the fund recycles and continues to help other young people over time.
We are aiming to raise an initial £25,000, which will enable us to fund 3 more Fellows to begin with.